UPSC CSE exam date 2020 announced, prelims on October 4, mains on January 8,2021

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  • The UPSC Civil Services Prelims is scheduled on October 4 while the main exam will take place on January 8, 2021.
  • The applicants can check the complete schedule on the official website upsc.gov.in.
  • It was earlier scheduled to take place on May 31 but was postponed due to Coronavirus.
  • As many as 10 lakh people applied for the civil services exam this year.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the revised dates for the civil services examination. The UPSC Civil Services Prelims is scheduled on October 4 while the main exam will take place on January 8, 2021.

The applicants can check the complete schedule on the official website upsc.gov.in.

This comes after the regulatory body postponed the Civil Services Prelims exam 2020 in wake of coronavirus. It was earlier scheduled to take place on May 31. The aaagency was to announce the revised dates on May 20, which was also deferred due to the lockdown.
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With this, the central recruitment agency plans to fill over 700 vacancies. As many as 10 lakh people applied for the civil services prelims exam this year.

Earlier, the recruiting body also deferred the personality tests for Civil Services Examination 2019. The interview stage, which comprises 275 marks, is the final selection stage of selecting civil servants.

It was scheduled between March 23 and April 3, 2020. The officials said that all the interviews, examinations and recruitment that require travel shall be conducted after May 3.
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“Due to the prevailing conditions caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19), as a precautionary measure, the Personality Tests (Interviews) of the candidates of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2019 scheduled from 23rd March, 2020 to 3rd April, 2020 are deferred till further orders. New dates for the Personality Tests (Interviews) will be informed to the candidates in due course of time. ,” the official announcement said.

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